2310. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [7 October 1813]

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The Collected Letters of Robert Southey Part 4: 1810-1815

2310. Robert Southey to Grosvenor Charles Bedford, [7 October 1813]⁠* 

My dear Grosvenor

This is ugly weather for locomotion, – but Jove cœterisque xxxxx xxxx faventibus [1]  we shall be glad to see you tomorrow at your own time & Henry with you if he can come. I am sorry to say there is no bed to offer you here, Mrs Hill expecting two sisters [2]  tomorrow who have already by anticipation turned me out of mine. But there are good beds at the White Lion hard by.



Streatham. Friday Thursday evening.


* Address: To/ G. C. Bedford Esqre/ Exchequer
Postmark: 7 o’Clock/ OC 8/1813 NT
Endorsement: 1813
MS: Bodleian Library, MS Eng. Lett. c. 25. ALS; 2p.
Dating note: Thursday was 7 October in 1813. BACK

[1] ‘If Jove favours our meeting.’ BACK

[2] Elizabeth Heathcote (1773–1855) and Alethea Bigg (1777–1847). BACK

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